FAQ


Q. What is Idaho Gives?

Idaho Gives – a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center – is designed to bring the state together, raising money and awareness for Idaho nonprofits. This 24-hour day of online giving takes place on May 4th 2017.

IdahoGives.org provides an easy-to-use platform for donors to search, support and donate to Idaho nonprofits.


Q. When is Idaho Gives?

Idaho Gives is on May 4th, 2017 from midnight MST to 11:59 PM PST.


Q. Which organizations can participate?

Eligible organizations are:

  1. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations headquartered or providing services in Idaho.
  2. Registered and in good standing with the Idaho Secretary of State.

Q. Why should my organization participate?

Idaho Gives is a great way to boost your organization’s fundraising efforts and provides eligible nonprofits the opportunity to reach potential new donors with the visibility that only a state-wide effort can generate. To ensure success, your profile needs to be updated on IdahoGives.org and custom-branded to tell your story.


Q. How can my nonprofit participate?

Search for your organization by name or EIN here. If you do not see your organization listed, you will have the opportunity to create your organization’s profile. View support articles for guidance.


Q. What is the cost to register my organization?

It is FREE for members of the Idaho Nonprofit Center to participate in Idaho Gives and $50 for nonmembers. Not a member? Join here or call (208)-424-2229 if you'd like to join by phone.


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is an online giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money, engage donors, and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy-to-use products that allow organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.


Q. What is the deadline to ensure my participation in Idaho Gives?

The deadline to register and have guaranteed inclusion in Idaho Gives is April 15.


Q. Can more than one person claim admin access on our organization's page?

Yes, pending approval from existing administrators. All administrators will need to create profiles on GiveGab. Every person with administrative access will receive emails regarding updates to their page.


Q. What percentage of each contribution will my organization receive?

Your organization has the opportunity to receive 100% of all donations when donors choose to “cover the fees”. In 2017 the fees are 6.7% plus $.30 per credit card transaction. For more information about the breakdown in fees please contact the Idaho Nonprofit Center.


Q. When will we receive the donated funds?

Organizations will receive all donations, less any uncovered processing fees, within three business days via direct deposit as long as bank routing and account information has been verified. GiveGab uses a PCI Level I compliant payment service to ensure that all financial data is secure.


Q. How does our organization identify donors and contributions? Can I download a donations report?

All participating organizations can access and download a .CSV file of their donations via their administrative dashboard on GiveGab. The report is updated in real-time and will include the donation payout date for bank account reconciliation, donation information (including a breakdown of the fees), along with the donor's name and contact information. Click here to download a sample donation report.


Q. How can our organization be most successful with Idaho Gives?

Attend a webinar or workshop and check out our tips in the Nonprofit Toolkit.


Q. Who can our organization contact if we have questions about Idaho Gives?

You can email info@idahogives.org or message GiveGab using the blue chat bubble in the lower-right hand corner with any questions about registration, the Idaho Gives site, or if you need technical support.


Q. What portion of a donation made on GiveGab is tax deductible?

Tax deductibility for a donor is based on giving to a nonprofit; it's not dependent upon how that nonprofit uses the funds. On GiveGab, the nonprofit pays for the fees, regardless if the donor elects to cover. GiveGab gives donors the option to increase their donation by an amount equal to the fees the nonprofit will pay so that the nonprofit realizes the full amount of the intended donation after payment of the fees. Just because the donor is given this option does not make the additional amount non-deductible.

Outside of using GiveGab, nonprofits do not provide their donors a breakdown of what portion of their donation is deductible (unless the donor receives something of value in return as a dinner, etc). That's because deductibility is based on giving to the nonprofit, not how the nonprofit chooses to use the funds. You could almost consider when the donor elects to cover the fees, that portion of the donation is a restricted gift that will be used to pay for the expenses incurred to receive the gift. Restricted gifts are tax deductible, because it's based on who is receiving the gift (nonprofit) not what the gift is used for.

Ultimately, whether a donor decides to deduct the fees as a donation on their tax returns is their option, and we do not provide tax advice. If they want to be ultra-conservative they can choose to not take a deduction for the fees when they file. Who receives the donation is what determines tax deductibility, not how the donation is used. If it were the opposite, nonprofits would have to provide a full accounting to each and every donor how every penny of each donation was used - that is obviously impractical and would increase nonprofit administrative expenses exponentially.

GiveGab does not provide tax advise. Please consult your local tax professional about what portion of the full donation amount can be claimed as a charitable contribution.


Donor FAQ


Q. What is Idaho Gives?

Idaho Gives – a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center – is designed to bring the state together, raising money and awareness for Idaho nonprofits. This 24-hour day of online giving takes place on May 4th 2017.

IdahoGives.org provides an easy-to-use platform for donors to search, support and donate to Idaho nonprofits.


Q. When is Idaho Gives?

Idaho Gives is on May 4th, 2017 from midnight MST to 11:59 PM PST.


Q. Which organizations can participate?

Organizations that are verified 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits that are headquartered or provide services in Idaho, and are registered and in good standing with the Secretary of State.


Q. Who can donate?

Anyone with a credit card or debit card may donate via IdahoGives.org.

Donations made through the Idaho Gives online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions are via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.


Q. How will donations be distributed?

Each donation made to the nonprofit of your choosing will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within three business days.


Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?

100% of your donation will go to the nonprofit(s) of your choosing when you select to “cover the fees.”

In 2017 the fees are 6.7% plus $.30 per credit card transaction. For more information about the breakdown in fees please contact the Idaho Nonprofit Center.

All donations will be officially receipted for tax purposes by GiveGab.


Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The organization(s) you support will have access to your name and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.

You have the option to make your donation anonymous. Anonymous donations will be displayed as "Anonymous" on the organization's page. Organizations will still have access to your name and email address.


Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?

No, you do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include: tax receipts collected in one location, ability to track your donations and follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation(s). To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.


Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit http://idahogives.org on your mobile device.


Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for Idaho Gives?

While you can give to a nonprofit through the Idaho Gives portal before or after Idaho Gives, your donation must be made on May 4th, 2017, in order to count towards any prizes or incentives.


Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?

You can contact the organization directly to suggest that they register for Idaho Gives by April 15th.


Q. What portion of a donation made on GiveGab is tax deductible?

Tax deductibility for a donor is based on giving to a nonprofit; it's not dependent upon how that nonprofit uses the funds. On GiveGab, the nonprofit pays for the fees, regardless if the donor elects to cover. GiveGab gives donors the option to increase their donation by an amount equal to the fees the nonprofit will pay so that the nonprofit realizes the full amount of the intended donation after payment of the fees. Just because the donor is given this option does not make the additional amount non-deductible.

Outside of using GiveGab, nonprofits do not provide their donors a breakdown of what portion of their donation is deductible (unless the donor receives something of value in return as a dinner, etc). That's because deductibility is based on giving to the nonprofit, not how the nonprofit chooses to use the funds. You could almost consider when the donor elects to cover the fees, that portion of the donation is a restricted gift that will be used to pay for the expenses incurred to receive the gift. Restricted gifts are tax deductible, because it's based on who is receiving the gift (nonprofit) not what the gift is used for.

Ultimately, whether a donor decides to deduct the fees as a donation on their tax returns is their option, and we do not provide tax advice. If they want to be ultra-conservative they can choose to not take a deduction for the fees when they file. Who receives the donation is what determines tax deductibility, not how the donation is used. If it were the opposite, nonprofits would have to provide a full accounting to each and every donor how every penny of each donation was used - that is obviously impractical and would increase nonprofit administrative expenses exponentially.

GiveGab does not provide tax advise. Please consult your local tax professional about what portion of the full donation amount can be claimed as a charitable contribution.